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Magnus Hirschfeld

Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) was a German physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany; he based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights”.

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Name(s):
      Magnus Hirschfeld
Birth:
      14 May 1868
      Kolberg, Province of Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, North German Confederation (today Kołobrzeg, Poland)
Death:
      14 May 1935 (aged 67)
      Nice, French Third Republic
Known for:
      Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Scientific Humanitarian Committee


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